Inn History

A Landmark of Downtown Humboldt, TN

At the corner of Main and Central stands a city landmark and cornerstone of downtown Humboldt, TN. The Cumberland Presbyterian Church erected a red-brick Church at this corner in 1895. This historic church has a history that spans more than a century of celebrations and gatherings.

In 1920 they decided they needed more room so they built an Education Center directly behind the Church, which consisted of 2 stories plus a basement, it contained 6 powder rooms (2 on each level) – top floor had 5 Sunday School rooms, the main level had a nursery for the children, a choir room, a parlor, and the pastor’s study, the basement consisted of a fellowship hall and kitchen, behind the kitchen was a coal chute where they shoveled coal in from the street side, to heat the building.

In 1930 they joined the two buildings together, which now is the main entrance thru the Courtyard for Magnolia Manor and Chapel. After an extensive renovation, the Manor has re-opened as a bed and breakfast in Tennessee, and elegant West Tennessee wedding venue. We invite you to come be a part of our long and treasured history.

exterior of our bed and breakfast in Tennessee

Quick History

Original Church Built in 1895

Education Center Built in 1920

Buildings Combined in 1930

Now Restored into 6 Luxurious Suites & Event Venue

Magnolia Manor owners, a bed and breakfast in West Tennessee

Meet the Owners

Lee & Lyne Sands

Lee & Lyne knew the moment they walked into this historic building, that it needed to be restored and converted into a cool one-of-a-kind setting. Lee and Lyne have worked hard to bring this vision of overnight lodging and event venue to life. Lyne and Lee equally love meeting new people, giving tours and telling the history of the property. Lee keeps Magnolia Manor and Chapel functional and looking beautiful with his excellent handyman skills. Lyne takes pride in the ability to provide excellent customer service and loves creating luxury experiences for her guest. Lee and Lyne are extremely responsive but give you complete privacy. They have embraced the new standards that have been put in place during the pandemic and made adjustments to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for our guests.